The Week in Parking

Parking news of the week: Free meters, illegal spots and a stabbing

Not everyone has good holiday parking vibes.

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Kelley King / Billy Penn

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There’s a tree lighting ceremony somewhere in the city at least twice a week, people are ice skating despite the 60-degree weather and the shops all have discounts.

Also: Discount parking. Meter parking is free Saturdays after 11 a.m. for the rest of the year, and a handful of lots are offering flat rates on weekends. It’s a controversial thing because parking.

On the one hand, wooooo free parking! What a dream to not have to race the PPA back to your car with arms full of gifts. On the other hand, should parking really be free? You can drop money on gifts, but not two hours’ worth of quarters into a meter? (This is a hotly debated topic in the Billy Penn newsroom.)

The weekly parking tweets round up is below. Clearly some people are feeling the holiday spirit more than others.

Feeling the holiday spirit

Thanks, Wentz!


Don’t you mean 8th and Walnut?

Definitely not feeling the holiday spirit


Technology be damned

TFW the Parking Authority doesn’t magically know the car blocking your driveway is yours

It’s not delivery, it’s d’parking problems

Nope, not a spot

Worst dude ever?

Worst dude ever

Wait, this is the worst dude ever

Runner up

Can someone please help Overbrook Park Civic?

There’s No Parking and there’s NO PARKING!

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